Healthy Pregnancy

What to do about hemorrhoids during pregnancy

Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the rectum. You may experience them from straining too hard when using the bathroom. They can be uncomfortable or itchy when you sit. Some Women Have Tried… Put a low stool under your feet while you use

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What to do about faintness during pregnancy

Your blood volume increases during pregnancy, and the high progesterone levels relax your blood vessels to prevent high blood pressure. However, the relaxed and slack vessels can slow down your circulation enough that you feel faint when you stand up suddenly. Another

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What do to about vaginal discharge during pregnancy

Your cervix produces fluids during pregnancy that help to keep the vaginal canal clean and infection free. This increased moisture and the change in acid levels of the vagina make the area easily susceptible to a yeast infection. The increased moisture also

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What to do about constipation during pregnancy

Your heightened progesterone level will cause the smooth muscle of your body, such as that of your digestive system, to relax and become sluggish. The slower moving digestive tract allows more water to be reabsorbed leaving a harder, drier stool. The pressure

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What to do about nose bleeds during pregnancy

The increased blood volume may cause the small and sensitive vessels in your nose to break easily during pregnancy. Morning nosebleeds may be caused by a sleeping environment that is too dry. Some Women Have Tried… Pinch your nose and lean forward

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Pregnant and always have to pee?

Why This Happens The pressure of your growing uterus and a heightened metabolic rate cause increased frequency of urination. For some women, the increased weight of the uterus stressed the pelvic floor muscle causing incontinence. The progesterone that is working to ensure

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Dealing with pregnancy back aches

Why back aches? Though common, back aches are not an inevitable part of pregnancy. Several factors work together to cause back aches. As the baby grows, the mother’s center of gravity changes. Some women respond to the changing center of gravity by